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Friedrich Wöhler was a pioneer in organic chemistry by synthesizing urea in 1828.

This synthesis was integral in biochemistry because it showed that a compound known to be produced only by biological organisms could be produced in the laboratory, under controlled conditions.

See also chemists, 19th century.

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